School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two charter operators whose applications for new schools were rejected by the school board last month are trying again. The school board in February unanimously turned down charter applications for the Joan Myers Brown Academy by String Theory and the Tacony Academy...
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GLSEN Philly
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Andrew Kramer
April 13, 2019 - 8:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A major step to make sure schools in Philadelphia are LGBTQ-inclusive has arrived. The education organization GLSEN officially launched GLSEN Philly on Friday. "GLSEN Philly aims to support all LGBTQ students to ensure they are receiving the support they need to...
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AFT President Randi Weingarten and PFT President Jerry Jordan
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of union leaders and lawmakers is forming to raise money to address conditions inside Philadelphia's aging school buildings. "How do you allow a child to be in a building with a roof that is leaking, or walls that are crumbling?" American Federation of...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $100 million plan to remove lead paint from Philadelphia school buildings, and he's proposing to pay for it through a severance tax on natural gas. The lead paint abatement would be part of Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure...
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The Philadelphia Parking Authority passed a $280 million budget Tuesday that allocates $14 million for the School District of Philadelphia — $4 million more than last year.
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Pat Loeb
March 19, 2019 - 7:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority passed a $280 million budget Tuesday that allocates $14 million for the School District of Philadelphia — $4 million more than last year. But critics at the meeting said it's still far below what PPA should be providing. The group...
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Philadelphia School District students show off their research projects at the National Constitution Center for National History Day.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia School District students interested in history are showing off their research projects Wednesday and Thursday at the National Constitution Center for National History Day. "Behind me right now is a bunch of exhibits that the kids have all put...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The nonprofit that raises money for the Philadelphia school district will soon be asking restaurant patrons to chip in for schools. Tip your server, and while you're at it, would you like to leave a little for the School District? Starting next weekend, diners at some...
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Philadelphia principals (L-R) Shakae Dupre-Campbell of Middle Years Alternative, Stephanie Andrewlevich of Mitchell Elementary, Joshua Levinson of Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School and Jason Lytle of Hartranft Elementary.
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What's the secret to improving performance at Philadelphia schools? Some of the principals at schools that showed recent growth say it's no secret at all. Several schools made significant gains in the district's 1-100 rating called the School Progress Report. The SPR...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Justin Udo
January 30, 2019 - 10:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking a special precaution to help keep students warm as they get ready to go to school in these subzero temperatures. Throughout Thursday morning, the district will use its Twitter profile and its homepage to keep parents and...
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PFT Healthy Schools Tracker app demonstration
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Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia teachers union has launched a new smartphone app that allows teachers, students — or anybody — to report problems in school buildings. There are countless problems plaguing Philadelphia's aging school buildings. Now, a free app allows users to report...
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